Local News

  • Booher in trouble again

    Two days after being shot at, former attorney Kent Booher was arrested.

    He’s charged with violating the sexual offender registry and solicitation of aggravated statutory rape.

    The latter charge stems from his alleged conversations with an undercover law enforcement agent posing as a teenage girl.

  • WWII vet’s remains identified as Kingston man

    From staff reports

    The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced this week that Army Pfc. William F. Delaney, 24, of Kingston, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Dec. 17, 2018.

    On Nov. 22, 1944, Delaney served with Company A, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, when his battalion launched a massive firing demonstration against a large pocket of German defenders near the town of Grosshau, in the Hürtgen Forest in Germany.  

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  • Kingston Lions Club holds pancake breakfast March 16

    The Kingston Lions Club will hold its annual pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Kingston First Baptist Church Family Life Center.

    The menu will include pancakes, bacon, sausage, orange juice, milk and coffee.

    The cost for the breakfast is $5 for adults and $2 for children under 12.

    Table sponsorships are available for $50 and the sponsor receives four free tickets.

    Guests at this year’s breakfast will be served by Special Olympic athletes.

  • Mobile food pantry coming to Midtown

    The Second Harvest Food Bank will have its mobile foods pantry at Midtown Elementary beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 30.

    Food is distributed to first come, first served and the pantry will remain at the location until all the food is gone.

    Midtown Elementary is at 2830 Roane State Hwy.

    This food pantry is sponsored by TVA and coordinated by Compassion Ministries and Family Resource Center of Roane County Schools.

    For information contact Nancy Chrisman 882-3700 ext. 1908 or Craig Freeman at 466-0481.

  • Harriman makes plans for the future with strategic plan

    By Richard Evans

    The Harriman City Council adopted a new strategic plan last Tuesday.

    “The strategic plan allows you the opportunity to come together as a group and take a look at the strengths within your community, which you can build upon,” said City Manager Kevin Helms.

    “It also gives you an opportunity to look at where you may be lacking and be able to focus on those areas.”

    Having all the players together is a vital part of the planning meeting.

  • KPD charges one for child neglect, drugs

    Kingston police responded to the Dollar General next to the Roane County Jail on Thursday to investigate a report about an intoxicated female in the store with a young child.

    Sgt Tony Guy said the woman, identified as Linda Young, could hardly maintain her balance when he encountered her in the back of the store.

    “Ms. Young was intoxicated to the point that she was a danger to herself and the public,” the police report said. “Linda Young was in no shape to take care or tend to the 5-year-old male that she had custody of.”

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  • Kingston ponders adjusting beer sale distance regulation

    For the second time this year the issue of beer sales in Kingston has come before the city council.

    At a workshop last Tuesday, March 5, council heard from Judd Garbett, a representative of Rocky Top Markets. Garbett said that he would like the council to approve a permit for selling beer at the Rocky Top Market on First Street in Kingston.

    He said the business was hoping to increase fuel sales by adding beer to the store’s retail offerings.